Francis D. Kimball

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Francis D. Kimball
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5th Ohio Attorney General
In office
January 14, 1856 – August 15, 1856
Preceded by George Wythe McCook
Succeeded by Christopher Wolcott
Personal details
Born 1820
New Hampshire
Died August 15, 1856
Columbus, Ohio
Political party Republican
Other political

Francis D. Kimball was a Republican politician from the state of Ohio. He was Ohio Attorney General in 1856.

Kimball was born 1820 in New Hampshire. He was reared as a Whig and an Abolitionist. In 1842 he moved to Medina County, Ohio, and was soon elected to county office.[1] He was prosecuting attorney of Medina County 1849-1853.[2] He was a champion of the Anti-Nebraska Movement in 1854, and a founder of the Republican Party in Ohio.[1] He attended the preliminary National Convention at Pittsburgh, and the first regular National Convention at Philadelphia, where he contracted a disease that would lead to his death.[1] He was nominated for Ohio Attorney General, and won the election in 1855.[3] He died August 15, 1856, and was succeeded as Attorney General by Christopher P. Wolcott of Summit County by appointment of Governor Salmon P. Chase.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Smith 1898 Volume I : 46
  2. ^ Medina County 1881 : 239
  3. ^ 1855 election Kimball 168,868 Democrat George Wythe McCook 132,216 from Smith 1898 Volume I : 40


Legal offices
Preceded by
George W. McCook
Attorney General of Ohio
Succeeded by
Christopher Wolcott